Chimbel voters sore over ‘no development’

NT NETWORK

Chimbel

The ‘clouds’ of fresh
Zilla Panchayat elections are ‘hovering’ over the state, but many voters in the
Chimbel panchayat ‘do not seem to know’ their
sitting ZP member.

Many villagers have
expressed the desire to elect a local to the post as the previous one was
“inaccessible” to them. The people, especially, in Indira Nagar area of Chimbel complained of not seeing the ZP
member functioning, and added that they know their panchayat ward members.

They said that to be
very frank and specific “we do not know who our Zilla Panchayat member is and
from where he functions.”

The villagers complained
that they have never seen him in the area, and added that the ZP member has
done some development work like
beautification of kabrastan and laying of pavers in the area.

A few others who know ZP
member Sandeep Verenkar said that the former sarpanch of Merces had introduced
him to the people and got him elected but now the people “do not want to elect
him back as he didn’t do substantial development work in the area.”

Some others stated that
“as no much fund is allotted to the Zilla Panchayat, the ZP members have a very
little role in the development of the area and so fail to make their presence
felt.”

Some villagers said,
“The government wants to make the nation stronger and wants to bring
grassroots- level leaders into politics. The ZP member should be a local. The
sitting member was not available to us for our works being not the resident of
the area.”

Majority of the
villagers want the new Zilla Panchayat member to be a local and should be
rubbing shoulders with them, accessible to them
and keenly interested in developing
the village. A group of residents said that they met the ZP member only
once and was introduced by former Merces sarpanch the late Prakash Naik, and
voted for him but since then he neither showed his face in the village.
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